An advertisement offers the perfect solution for a romance novelist who has no intention of getting married-until something changes her mind.
It's 1895 and twenty-nine-year-old dime novelist Kate Tenney finds herself without a publisher or other means of support when her novel is banned.
When she agrees to try her hand at ranching, trouble begins the moment she steps foot in Arizona Territory. The West is nothing like she wrote about in her books. Not only does she have to deal with a hard-nosed ranch owner and a nefarious outlaw, but also her own traitorous heart.
Deserted as a child by her father, grandfather, and seemingly even God, Kate does not trust men and has no intention of falling for Luke Adam's charm. She's determined to learn the ranching business and prove to the doubting ranch owner that she's up to the task-even if it kills her.
As her faith is tested by the harsh realities of the desert, Kate may survive this trial, if she can stay away from a certain handsome blacksmith and his two matchmaking aunts.